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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><h1 style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:9.0pt;margin-left:0in'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666;background:white'>Applicants must submit a paper based on original research directly related to the identification, clarification, or resolution of an atmospheric or climatic problem.<o:p></o:p></span></h1><h1 style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:9.0pt;margin-left:0in'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#1B1D1F;font-weight:normal'>https://www.dri.edu/research/awards-and-honors/181-wagner-memorial-award-for-women-in-atmospheric-sciences<o:p></o:p></span></h1><h1 style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:9.0pt;margin-left:0in'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#1B1D1F;font-weight:normal'>Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences<o:p></o:p></span></h1><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><a href="https://www.dri.edu/images/stories/news/awards/Wagner_Award_Brochure_Remake2017_v21.pdf"><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#FA7252;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=300 height=222 id="Picture_x0020_1" src="cid:image001.jpg@01D28761.E21A5640" alt="Wagner Award Brochure 2016"></span></a><span class=wfcaption><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'><a href="https://www.dri.edu/images/stories/news/awards/Wagner_Award_Brochure_2016.pdf"><span class=wffiletext><span style='color:#FA7252'>Download Wagner Award Brochure</span></span></a><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>Ms. Sue Wagner—Nevada Gaming Commissioner, former Nevada Lieutenant Governor, DRI employee, and widow of Dr. Peter B. Wagner—created the Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences in 1998.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>Dr. Peter B. Wagner, an atmospheric scientist who had been a faculty member at the Desert Research Institute since 1968, was killed while conducting research in a 1980 plane crash that also claimed the lives of three other Institute employees.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>In 1981, Dr. Wagner’s family and friends established a memorial scholarship to provide promising graduate students in the Desert Research Institute’s Atmospheric Sciences Program a cash award to further their professional careers. Ms. Wagner later extended that opportunity nationally and specifically for women, through the creation of the Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award in 1998.<o:p></o:p></span></p><h4 style='mso-margin-top-alt:24.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#1B1D1F'>The Peter B. Wagner Award<o:p></o:p></span></h4><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>The Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences will be based on a paper competition and awarded to a woman pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related program at a university in the United States. The amount of the award is $1,500.<o:p></o:p></span></p><h4 style='mso-margin-top-alt:24.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#1B1D1F'>Eligibility<o:p></o:p></span></h4><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. in a program of atmospheric sciences or a related field as of the application deadline date. Applicants must submit a paper based on original research directly related to the identification, clarification, or resolution of an atmospheric or climatic problem.<o:p></o:p></span></p><h4 style='mso-margin-top-alt:24.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#1B1D1F'>Selection Criteria<o:p></o:p></span></h4><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>The Selection Committee is composed of faculty from the Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program. Papers will be evaluated based on the following content areas:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#666666'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>Originality of ideas expressed and presentation of concept;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#666666'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>How well the subject matter relates to real-world atmospheric or climatic problems or their resolution; and<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#666666'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>How well the research is defined by the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions of the manuscript.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>An entry into this competition can be based on a manuscript that has been either submitted, accepted for publication, or appeared in press within the past 12 month before the application deadline. Authors are encouraged to address broader impacts of their work for the field of atmospheric sciences. Manuscripts submitted for consideration for this award should be a report of work done primarily by the applicant. The applicant should be the first author but not necessarily the single author. The submitted manuscript should be in a form acceptable for publication in a scientific journal. Length should be no more than 15 pages of double-spaced text, exclusive of figures, title page, and references using minimum 12-point font. Reprints of published papers will be accepted, if it appeared in press within the past 12 months. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Award Selection Committee.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><strong><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#111111'>Deadline for all applications: March 14th, 2017</span></strong><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:red'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'>An applicant should submit a PDF file of the full manuscript and a cover letter describing her graduate program of study by email or regular mail (postmarked by the deadline date) to:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:24.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box'><strong><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#111111'>Dr. Vera Samburova</span></strong><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#666666'><br>Chair of the Selection Committee<br>Wagner Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences<br>Desert Research Institute<br>2215 Raggio Parkway Reno, NV 89512<br>e-mail:<span class=apple-converted-space> </span><a href="mailto:vera.samburova@dri.edu"><span style='color:#FA7252'>vera.samburova@dri.edu</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p></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